homemade play dough…

My children enjoy playing with Play-Doh. My three year old especially likes it. For the past year, he played with Play-Doh while his older brother and sister were in gymnastics class. It has a tendency to dry out, though, depsite carefully putting it away. I had been purchasing Play-Doh on sale. Then I decided to try my hand at making my own.

Homemade Play Dough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablesoon oil
  • coloring and scents of choice

Mix all of the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat, continually stirring. Eventually it will begin to clump together. When it all stays in a ball, it is finished. The resulting play dough is a softer, more elastic version of the commercial concoction. My children enjoy using it.

I’ve been using Kool-Aid packets to color and scent the play dough. It works very well, although we’ll have to try some food coloring in order to get a nice blue.

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